Regina King's Netflix movie reveals first look at Lance Reddick in one of his final roles

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Lance Reddick seen in Shirley first lookNetflix

Netflix has shared a first look at Regina King's new movie Shirley, which also stars the late Lance Reddick in one of his final roles.

Shirley sees King portray politician Shirley Chisholm, who became America's first Black congresswoman in 1968.

Chisholm would eventually run for President of the United States, and the film chronicles her "audacious, boundary-breaking 1972 presidential campaign".

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Reddick, who passed away last March at the age of 60, portrays political organiser Wesley McDonald "Mac" Holder in the film.

Shirley is written and directed by 12 Years a Slave Academy Award winner John Ridley, with King also serving as a producer on the project.

Rounding out the cast alongside King and Reddick are Terrence Howard, Lucas Hedges, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Christina Jackson.

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Reddick's first posthumous release was John Wick: Chapter 4, in which he played The Continental's concierge Charon, a role he occupied across the action franchise.

Speaking about Reddick's passing before the fourth film's release, franchise star Keanu Reeves told Entertainment Tonight: "Lance is a very beautiful person and special artist.

"His grace and dignity, his shining light of character was just something really special. [I am] really grateful I had a chance to know him and work with him over almost 10 years."

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Reeves also released a joint statement with John Wick director Chad Stahelski that read: "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Lance Reddick.

"He was the consummate professional and a joy to work with. Our love and prayers are with his wife Stephanie, his children, family and friends. We dedicate the film to his loving memory. We will miss him dearly."

In addition to Shirley, Reddick will appear posthumously in the John Wick spin-off movie Ballerina, set for release on June 7.

Shirley lands on Netflix on March 22.

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